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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Far-left pressures Biden on administration picks

- The Washington Times

The far-left group that helped fuel the rise of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is seeking donations as part of a pressure campaign aimed at stopping President-elect Joseph R. Biden from making “dangerous choices for top economic positions” in his administration.

Conservative columnist Ben Shapiro is warning that "Biden's return to normalcy is going to be terrible" regarding the presumptive president-elect's policies and leadership style. (Associated Press)

Biden’s normal America ‘going to be terrible’

- The Washington Times

Psychologists have long argued about what is “normal” and what is not. Now it has become a source of contention is political circles, ever since presumed President-elect Joseph R. Biden promised he would make America “normal” again.

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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019 file photo students at Phoenix College gather to fill out voter registration forms on National Voter Registration Day on campus, in Phoenix. Immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos in Arizona for nearly two decades helped propel Joe Biden to victory in a traditionally conservative state.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin,File)

To court Latinos, Democrats have to expand strategy in 2022

- Associated Press

President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign credits its success in Arizona to the immigrant-rights and grassroots organizations that have been mobilizing Latinos for nearly two decades. The fruits of their labor - in triple-digit heat, no less - paid off in this traditionally conservative state, where changing demographics and suburban voters turning out to oppose President Donald Trump also worked in Biden's favor.

Lawmaker in wheelchair puts Capitol access in spotlight

- Associated Press

Soon Colorado will get its first state lawmaker known to use a wheelchair. Democrat David Ortiz was elected by voters in south Metro Denver and will be sworn into office in January. But the Capitol building, where he’ll work and where he’s supposed to interact with his colleagues and the people he serves, is not fully accessible to him.

Milwaukee County completes recount; Biden's lead grows

Associated Press

Milwaukee County completed its recount of presidential ballots Friday, finding only small changes in vote totals for one of the two Wisconsin counties recounting ballots, but President Donald Trump's attorneys appear ready for a legal challenge seeking to toss tens of thousands of ballots.

Outcry as Cuba removes protesters defending rapper

- Associated Press

Cuban authorities have cleared more than a dozen artists and activists from a home they have used as a center for anti-government protests that have gained unusually wide attention.

Virginia State police officers work during the ReOpen Virginia protest at the Capitol Square in Richmond, Va. on Thursday, April 16, 2020.  (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Va. pro-gun rights group to host Lobby Day caravan

- The Washington Times

A pro-gun rights caravan is coming to the Virginia state Capitol in January because organizers say the time slot to host their annual Lobby Day rally -- which drew thousands last year -- was taken by gun control advocates.

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, a thick blanket of early morning fog partially shrouds the skyscrapers of the Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers districts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and as the UAE normalizes ties with Israel. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

- Associated Press

Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unexplained ban on visitors amid both the coronavirus pandemic and the UAE's normalization deal with Israel.